New 300HP DS 5LS R Performance Concept by Citroën will Debut in Beijing [w/Video]

Citroën will show the potential of its new China-only DS 5LS sedan with the R concept car, a performance version that will debut at the Beijing Auto Show.

Powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine producing 300hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, the 5LS R study by Citroen’s new China market DS brand sits 15mm lower than the production version, has wider front tracks and a sequential gearbox with shift paddles behind the steering wheel.

The chassis, brakes and suspension feature “high-precision development”, while carbon fiber components are used extensively. Citroën hasn’t offered performance figures.

Styling-wise, the DS 5LS R reflects its performance focus thanks to a sporty aerodynamic kit, wide side stripes in matt carbon grey on the front doors, as well as the “R” signature found on the bonnet, at the rear and on the sides of the car.

Further carbon fiber components include the side signature trim, which extends across the top of the side windows to the boot, cutting through the rear quarter panel with a subtly drawn shark fin.

The “DS Wings” grille features carbon grey dark chrome finish, while the sporty sculptural 20-inch wheels are carbon-colored to match the polished aluminum on the exterior and feature touches of Carmine Red, the car’s paint.

On the inside, the DS 5LS R offers a luxurious ambiance, with the cabin fully lined with leather and Alcantara, including the dashboard and steering wheel. The distinctive three-fabric version of the DS “watchstrap” upholstery features aniline full-grain leather, DS-embossed leather and Alcantara, while the seats, dashboard, upper door panels and central armrest are finished with pearl top-stitching in Carmine Red.

The instruments on the center console and the steering wheel also feature Carmine Red detailing and the “R” signature, with real carbon fiber inserts on the steering wheel, door panels and door handles, together with Carmine Red touches for the air vents.

By Dan Mihalascu




  • Alpina

    It looks like pimped out C-Elysee (DS brand in my opinion is just stylish Citroen). Where is the former glory?

Someone Drove This Ford Falcon Like They Stole It – Which They Had!

The car was stolen the night before it was caught powersliding in broad daylight on dashcam.

Toyota USA To Replace Heroic Nurse’s Charred Tundra After He Drove Through Californian Fires

The nurse drove his Toyota Tundra through the flames to help his patients.

Freshened 2019 Porsche Macan Making Its American Debut In LA, Starts At $49,900

You’ll have to wait until next summer to get the facelifted Macan in the States.

Life-Size Lego Bugatti Chiron Joins The Real Thing At VW Car Museum

You can see the Chiron and its Lego full-scale sibling together until December 6.

Hop Inside An Audi RS4 Avant And See What You’re Missing In The States

This POV driving video of Audi’s 450 PS super estate gives us a glimpse of how fast it is.

This Guy Painted A 3D Image Of A Porsche 911 On His Wall And It Looks Awesome

Forget large-size posters; painting your wall might be more difficult, but it’s also much more impressive.

1000HP Holden Commodore VE Is The Most Australian Car Ever

There’s a reason why so many Aussies love the Holden Commodore.

Ever Wonder Why The Land Rover Defender Is So Expensive In The USA?

You could buy a Defender in Europe for as little as $10,000, so why are they so expensive in the US?.

This Jeep Cherokee Lost Its Trail Rated Badge In Speculator Fashion

A combination of a rust and a winch prove disastrous.

Do Performance Air Filters Really Give You Any Power Gains?

Performance air filters bill themselves as easy ways to add horsepower, but do they actually work?.